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Identifying Operational Challenges and Solutions During the COVID-19 Response Among US Public Health Laboratories

Potter, C., Kaushal, N., Wroblewski, K., Becker, S., Nuzzo, J.

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US public health laboratories (PHLs) faced numerous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including operational difficulties, high testing demand, federal mismanagement, material shortages, outdated information systems, workforce issues, and inadequate funding. Clear mandates, improved leadership support, streamlined processes, effective partnerships, robust supply chain management, upgraded systems, enhanced workforce strategies, and adequate funding are crucial for future preparedness.

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